University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner Early Years Centre

Location: Day Nursery Salary: £23,700 to £25,138 per annum, pro rata Part Time Permanent (25 hours per week) Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2671224MT

We currently have opportunities for highly motivated individuals to join our team within the University of Southampton's Early Years Centre, in a role which requires commitment and flexibility.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality care and education, whilst supporting all needs and stages of early development. Your focus will be to create a calm and tranquil space where both children and staff feel safe, secure and content. We want all our families to feel welcomed and at peace, knowing that their little ones are being cared for in the most nurturing and inspiring way.

We are currently on our journey to gain ‘The Curiosity Approach' accreditation, where we aim to provide endless opportunities for children to learn, laugh and explore in a safe and supported environment.

As an Early Years Practitioner, together we will put the child at the centre of everything we do; always asking ourselves “why?” and reflecting on how what we are doing is benefiting the child. We reflect on our areas and resources and think about the open-ended opportunities they provide, focusing on the child's interests. We look to extend on children's play to support them through their learning and development, by modelling play, actions and communication.

We believe children thrive and learn best when they are happy, relaxed and having fun, encouraging a natural love of learning and curiosity.

We want our practitioners to take pride in the care they provide and help create a compassionate and kind setting for all. We can achieve this by being united and working together to create a setting that allows children, families and staff to express their own curiosity and nurturing personalities.

Applicants must have or be working towards a NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Education/CACHE Diploma/NNEB or equivalent.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at Enhanced level is also required.

For an informal discussion please contact the Centre Manager, Telephone (023) 8059 3465 or email your CV: [email protected]

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    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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    Title

    Early Years Practitioner

    Employer

    University of Southampton

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Staff

    Field

    Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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